Nursing Alumni

Nursing Alumni

Western's Nursing Alumni Chapter came together in 2005. The goal of the committee is to keep nursing alumni informed and engaged with the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

The Nursing Chapter hosts a number of social events each year including a Homecoming Brunch and a golf clinic. The chapter also participates in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing Annual Research Conference.

Nursing Alumni of Distinction Award

Nominate an outstanding Western nursing alumna or alumnus for a Nursing Alumni of Distinction Award or the Rising Star Award. The Nursing Alumni of Distinction Awards recognize significant contributions by an alumnus to the university community, the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and nursing profession. The Awards are presented each year at the Nursing Homecoming Event.

Please review the Nursing Alumni of Distinction Awards Criteria. Nominations must be submitted using the online line nomination form. The submission deadline is June 1st.

Nursing Alumni of Distinction Award Recipients

  • 2023 - Cindy-Lee Dennis, MScN’95
  • 2023 - Rising Star: Alexis Smith, BScN’16, MScN’18
  • 2022 - Laura Wilding, BScN’90
  • 2022 - Nancy Watters, BScN ’72, MScN, ’80
  • 2021 - Mary Anne Andrusyszyn, MScN’86
  • 2021 - Rising Star: Susana Caxaj, PhD’13
  • 2021 - Dionne Sinclair, BScN’98
  • 2021 - Carol Wong, BScN’71, MScN’86
  • 2019 - Yvette Laforet-Fliesser, BScN'74, MScN'81
  • 2019 - Rising Star: Jennifer Martin, BScN’08
  • 2018 - Janice McCallum, MScN’79
  • 2018 - Dr. Catherine Ward-Griffin, BScN’79, MScN’88
  • 2017 - Rising Star: Kimie Soriano, BScN'07
  • 2016 - Kelly Metcalfe, BScN'96
  • 2015 - Eileen Denomy, BScN ’87, MScN’00
  • 2014 - Heather Whittle, BScN’90, MScN’94
  • 2013 - Elsie MacMaster, BScN’62, MScN’77
  • 2012 - Annabel Sells, BScN’67


  • Eleanor Marris-Rogers, BScN'91, MN ANP'18 (Co-Chair)
  • Edmund Walsh, MScN'18 (Co-Chair)
  • Catherine Barr, BScN'07
  • Ryan Chan, BScN’16, MScN’18
  • Nanci Harris, BScN’83, MLIS’87
  • Yvette Laforet-Fliesser, BScN'74, MScN'81
  • Alexis Smith, BScN’16, MScN’18
  • Deanna Stirling, BSN’89
  • Emelia Cormack, BScN'20, MScN'23
  • Jaimeson Canie, BScN'20, MScN'23

Nursing Alumni Chapter Breakfast Lecture by Susana Caxaj